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Opinion: a British Bill of Rights should include judicial review of legislation

British people’s attitude to fundamental rights is deteriorating alarmingly. Liberal Democrats in government have a key opportunity to reverse the trend.

When the incoming Labour Government issued ‘Bringing Rights Home’, in the wake of the UK having the worst human rights record in terms of adverse judgments except Turkey, we all applauded.

But the weasel words of the Human Rights act, which explicitly ruled out judicial review of legislation (as happens in Canada under the Charter, and has happeed in the USA since Marbury -v- Madison) has created a climate where the majority of the British people now think that fundamental …

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Opinion: The UK cannot afford paralysis in its relationship with Europe

The world is becoming increasingly ‘globalised’ and interdependent, driven by technological innovation and the now virtually unlimited movement of people and capital. This has opened up extraordinary opportunities for businesses and individuals all around the world, but it also poses many problems for national policy makers and governments.

Perhaps the most important and publicised change brought about thus far by the global age is the rise of China and India as economic powerhouses. China is now the second largest economy in the world and will overtake the United States to be the biggest in a couple …

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  • Peter Martin
    @ Joe, The figures on % on world trade you mentioned may well be correct. However, previously, you said: "a new Bretton Woods would require an agreem...
  • Lorenzo Cherin
    I think Sir Vince Cable, like Tony Blair, talks sense and tripe, both! I would not expel them, either of these two. Corbyn was not expelled. And he did hi...
  • Joe Bourke
    John Oundle, China is growing in terms of world trade but as regards currency use the US dollar is the global reserve currency and dominant medium of Interna...
  • Rif Winfield
    The question as to whether the Chinese practices in Xinjiang (or for that matter in Tibet or Hong Kong) constitute genocide are a matter of the legal interpreta...
  • Rif Winfield
    I am not going to offer any comment on Vince Cable's appearance on a platform with Nigel Farage except to say I consider it a misjudgment. I did not personally ...